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Memo to Big Brands: Declare Victory and Advertise on YouTube Again

YouTube has been under fire over the past few weeks with some advertisers pulling their paid campaigns from the site over concerns that ads were being run against offensive content. But, with Google announcing new guidelines in place, advertisers shouldn't be in too much of a rush to leave. ...

Facebook Video: Expert Insights & Latest Best Practices [Interview]

Facebook video is growing at a staggering rate, and this represents both an opportunity and a threat to digital marketers that aren't publishing videos to Facebook directly. We spoke to online video expert Mark Robertson who shared some up-to-date insights, and best practices around getting the most out of your Facebook video marketing strategy. ...
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How to Use Sequential Retargeting in Google Adwords for YouTube

Did you know that you can use sequential retargeting as part of your Google Adwords for YouTube advertising campaign? By specifically targeting viewers based on their previous actions, you can return different content based on where they are in the sales funnel....

A YouTube Certified Team is Key to Audience Growth

Did you know that YouTube has an extensive certification program, primarily aimed at educating interested parties in best practices for Audience Development or Digital Rights? This is a great program for individual creators or brands looking to grow their own channel or help other creators. ...

Do You Really Know the Impact of Social Video on Your Brand?

With 75% of mobile Internet traffic predicted to be video content by 2020, brands needs to work with new metrics to determine how their content is performing across social video platforms like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, and Vine. We take a deep dive into why you should also be measuring Conversation, Amplification, and Applause....

Why BuzzFeed’s Video Distribution Strategy Demands New Industry Metrics

BuzzFeed publishes content on over 30 platforms in seven languages in 11 countries, but data on unique visitors falls very short as it doesn't include people who watched BuzzFeed’s videos on YouTube, Facebook, Snapchat Discover, Instagram, Yahoo, Tumblr, Vine, or their mobile app. Now the brand confirms how it analyses a different set of metrics in order to understand its impact across the globe. ...

When Should You Promote Video Content with Paid Media?

Given the huge amount of video content available on the Internet, marketers need to be aware of their options when it comes to reaching as much of their target audience as they can. If brands don’t already have millions of subscribers, likes, or followers, they’ll need to seed their video content when it launches, which means investing in paid promotion....

Google Makes Video Advertising Easier, Merges YouTube TrueView With AdWords Dashboard

Up to now, video advertisers working on both 'YouTube TrueView' and 'AdWords for Video' campaigns would have to jump back and forth within Adwords to manage TrueView Ads. But Google has just announced that TrueView is joining 'Search', 'Display', and 'Shopping campaigns' within the AdWords interface, and managers will at last be able to take advantage of the bulk tools available. ...

Dear YouTube: We Love You But You Need an A/B Testing Feature

A/B testing is a proven way of determining which of your web properties performs best with users and delivers the best ROI. YouTube provides some incredible analytics features, but the ability to split-test videos, titles, descriptions, and thumbnails would provide extraordinarily valuable information for creators and video marketers. So C'mon YouTube, we need to see this feature!...